Fine Curled Cress Seeds | Lepidium Sativum | By Mr Fothergills

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Fine Curled Cress Seeds | Lepidium Sativum | By Mr Fothergills
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Fine Curled Cress Seeds | Lepidium Sativum | By Mr Fothergills

Fine Curled Cress Seeds | Mr Fothergill's

Our lepidium sativum Fine Curled Cress seeds produces an all year round windowsill display for a quick and easy garnish. Fine curled cress is an easy and fast-growing salad vegetable to grow, making it perfect for new gardeners. With its slightly spicy taste, it's a great way of adding extra flavour to your salads.

Variety Information

No. Seeds Per Pack 4,000
Sow Indoors January - December
Sow Outdoors January - December
Location Shade, Partial Shade
Harvest Time January - December
Hardiness Half-Hardy Annual

Features

Slightly Spicy Flavour
Easy To Grow
Fast-Growing
Optional Extras
  • 5 Pack Seedling Planter Tray 24 Cells
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  • 1L Grow Your Own Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser by Empathy™
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  • 200 Litres - The Chamberlain Wooden Raised Grow Bed by Lacewing™ - 100cm² (H20cm)
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  • Easy Fleece Tunnel
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  • Giant Easy Fleece Tunnel
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  • Slug Barrier Circles
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Selected items will be included with your purchase

Cress is easy to grow. Below we address some common queries:

  • Hardiness: this species is half-hardy and must be kept inside in colder weather.
  • Planting In Pots: well-suited to growing in containers.
  • Position: place in shade or partial shade.
  • Soil Types: sow in kitchen paper or compost.

Germination Requirements: sow outside in early spring or indoors all year round in a cool temperature.

Planting Distance (Seed Tray): sow seeds 0.5cm (1/4in) deep thickly in wide rows.

Planting Distance (Ground): sow seeds 0.5cm (1/4in) in rows 46-61cm (18-24in) apart.

Soil Preparation: grow in soil-rich aged compost.

Thinning: thin seedlings to 15cm (6in) apart.

Pest Control: cress has no serious pest problems.

Watering Requirements: water regularly, particularly during dry periods.

For a more detailed guide please read our blog below.

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Seeds Jargon

  • F1 Hybrids: hybrid seeds are produced from two specially selected varieties that are kept in isolation. As they are produced from only two plants, seeds are almost identical genetically.
  • Open Pollinated: open pollinated plants aren't isolated from other varieties, so are more genetically diverse.
  • Heirloom: heirloom seeds are historic, some going back to Victorian times, others more recent. Heirloom varieties can be good or bad, depending on how careful the breeder is to maintain genetic similarity.
Hybrids vs Open Pollinated

As hybrids are produced from two specially selected varieties, the quality is more consistent, with a higher germination rate and improved cropping. But, as they require time, resources and know-how to create, they come to the market at a higher cost. They are also genetically unstable, and so if you keep the seeds from the resultant crop, performance is usually poor. Open Pollinated seeds are highly diverse and have often been grown for successfully for decades. Seeds from the resultant crop are usually perform well.

Annual, Biennial and Perennial

Annual plants complete their life cycle within a year, biennials in two years (usually only flowering in the second year) and perennials can live on indefinitely.

Hardy, Half-Hardy and Tender

Hardy and half-hardy plants can survive a light frost, but the latter are best moved indoors during periods of bad weather. Tender plants must be kept indoors, until after the last frost.

We believe that anyone, regardless of ability can successfully grow their own plants at home, and do so in an eco-friendly and sustainable way.

Everyone should have the chance to experience the benefits that plants bring to our lives, and we have put a lot of effort into making sure that all of our products are easy to grow, even for beginners.

Sustainability is at the heart of our ethos and we have done everything we can to ensure that all of our products are as sustainable as possible, be it our plastic free, fully recyclable packaging, GM free seeds or ethically sourced compost.

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